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Bolsonaro rocked by release of expletive-laced video

Bras - Brazilians got a shocking look Friday at an expletive-laced meeting between President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet when a Supreme Court judge released a video at the center of an investigation targeting the far-right leader.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.

Rubio named to lead Senate Intel Committee

Washington - Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a strong critic of China and Cuba, was named Monday to chair the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee while previous head Richard Burr is investigated in an insider trading scandal.

McDonald's hit with sexual harassment complaint at OECD

Washington - An international group of labor unions said Monday it has filed a complaint against McDonald's for what it called systematic sexual harassment at the fast food chain's restaurants around the world.

US hails arrest in France of Rwanda genocide 'financier'

Washington - The United States on Monday hailed the arrest in France of a key fugitive in the Rwandan genocide as a milestone and pledged to help find others at large.

France arrests fugitive 'financier' of Rwanda genocide

Paris - Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was in French custody Saturday after a quarter of a century on the run, and now faces likely trial at an international tribunal.

Brazil's Bolsonaro denies blocking police probe

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied Tuesday he had top police officials fired to shield his family from investigations, as potentially damning revelations continued to fly in a case that has hurt the far-right leader.

Trump savors 'witch hunt' vindication after charges against ex-aide Flynn dropped

Washington - President Donald Trump claimed sweeping vindication Friday over the Russian election meddling investigation that he has long branded a hoax and a witch hunt, after the Justice Department dropped its prosecution of his former national security advisor M...

China's UN envoy: beat virus before probing its origins

Geneva - China will not invite international experts to investigate the source of COVID-19 until the "final victory" over the virus, Beijing's UN ambassador in Geneva said Wednesday.

Brazil ministers to be questioned in Bolsonaro probe

Bras - Three top ministers to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will face questioning in a potentially damaging probe on whether the far-right leader obstructed justice, after the Supreme Court granted investigators' request for access Tuesday.

Trump says ex-aide Flynn to be 'exonerated' despite guilty plea

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday that his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying about his Russia contacts, would be absolved by a Washington court, calling FBI investigators in his case "filthy cops.

Coronavirus delays analysis of downed Ukraine jet black boxes

Montr - Ottawa and other countries asked Tehran to delay downloading data on the black boxes from a downed Ukrainian international flight, because of coronavirus travel restrictions, Canada said Sunday.

Iran agrees to hand over downed jet's black boxes to Ukraine

Montr - Iran pledged Wednesday at a meeting of UN civil aviation agency to hand over black boxes from downed Flight 752 to Ukraine or France for analysis -- a move welcomed by Canada and Ukraine.

Ex-Brazil football star Ronaldinho, brother arrested in Paraguay

Asunci - Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay's public ministry said, after entering the country on fake passports.

Top Swiss prosecutor has salary cut over FIFA case lies

Geneva - Switzerland's top prosecutor will have his pay docked after a disciplinary investigation found Wednesday that he lied repeatedly when questions were raised about his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA.

German police seek motive in car ramming that injured 60

Volkmarsen - German authorities scrambled Tuesday to determine the motives of a man who ploughed his car into a carnival procession, injuring dozens and further unsettling a country rocked by a fatal mass shooting last week.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Russia gave 'essential support' in Chechen's Berlin murder: reports

Berlin - Russian security services provided "essential support" in the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, media have reported.

German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot

Berlin - Members of a far-right German group who were arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on Muslims similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, the government said Monday.

Essential Science: Turning smartphones into micro-laboratories

Advances in optical imaging together with progress with digital technology is helping to transform the functional smartphone into a medical diagnostic device, offering advanced imaging and other uses.

Russian artist, partner held over sex tape that sank Macron ally

Paris - French police held a Russian activist and his girlfriend for questioning on Sunday over a sex tape released online that brought down President Emmanuel Macron's favoured candidate for Paris mayor.

Russian artist at centre of French sex tape scandal held

Paris - Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

New rape charges against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Paris - Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with raping two women besides two others he was already facing accusations over, his lawyer told AFP Thursday.

French skating head defiant amid underage sex claims

Paris - French figure skating chief Didier Gailhaguet cut a defiant figure Wednesday amid claims of rape and sexual abuse of minors in the sport and government demands for his resignation.

Star French jockey under investigation for alleged rape

Paris - Pierre-Charles Boudot, the jockey who rode the winner in the 2019 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was questioned Thursday by investigators along with a woman who has accused him of rape.

UN experts urge probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone

Geneva - Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked through a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

Washington - The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were searching business premises across the country as part of an investigation into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars.

Ukraine presses Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Kiev - Ukraine's president on Monday urged Tehran to hand over the black box flight recorders of a passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington.

Canada asks Iran to send airliner's black boxes to Ukraine or France

Montr - Canada on Sunday repeated its request that Iran quickly hand over to France or Ukraine black boxes from the Ukrainian airliner which Tehran's forces accidentally shot down.
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